“The Fall,” a binge watching review (thanks to the magic of Netflix)
Stella Gibson is a Metropolitan Police Superintendent, who is tasked with investigating a recent murder of a young, brunette woman in Belfast. But it isn’t long before Stella realizes that she’s got a serial killer on her hands.
Paul Spector is a grief counsellor, a husband, a doting father…and a murderer – who first breaks into women’s apartments and then later returns to murder them.
Oh Netflix, have I told you lately that I love you? But I digress, let’s talk about Gillian Anderson’s new series, “The Fall.”
Side note: I have always been a sucker for crime/mystery genre, and have been known to binge watch Investigation Discovery – informative murder porn for those of you who watch South Park…I’ve also called it “the trust channel,” since it is so not good at helping my trust issues. :p
Anyway, the fall has everything a crime drama junkie like me loves – excellent plot, clever investigator tracking down the criminal, well developed and multidimensional characters (including the bad guy)…as well as extras I wasn’t expecting – strong female lead, social commentary, and <yay!> feminist undertones!
One more point of interest, I don’t know about you, but when I think of Gillian Anderson, I think of Scully –
and the awesomeness of 90’s style Scully suits. I loved the X-Files (actually, still do – I watch old episodes all the time) and there is a special place in my heart for Scully.
So, when I first pressed play to watch “The Fall,” I expected to see awesome Scully. Instead, I got feisty & feminist Stella Gibson.
Way different look and way different character. But still a strong, smart, and clever woman.
Though I do feel like when faced with the smart, take-no-bullshit, kick ass Stella Gibson even the smoking man would have fallen into line…
lol. Sorry. But it’s true and now Stella Gibson has a special place in my heart for kick ass feminism and all around bad assery.
Five out of five stars, you should totally check out “The Fall!”